Monthly club sports roundup

Baseball
With rainouts and the holidays, the GW club baseball team has missed more than 20 games this season. This past week, however, the team got in five games. In a must-win situation to keep hopes of winning the conference alive, the team swept Maryland in a doubleheader Sunday, winning 5-4 and 7-3, respectively. Matt D’Alessio picked up the win in the first game, allowing only two earned runs, and Tom Siek closed the door to earn the save.

Dave Meo picked up the win in the second game, the second of the week as the team improved their conference record to 7-2. Mike Schwimmer led the Colonials’ attack with four hits and three RBIs.

Last Monday, the club split a doubleheader with Loyola with an 8-7 win and 9-7 loss.

Dave Meo picked up the win in the first game and added two hits. In the nightcap, Loyola spoiled a pitching gem by Tom Siek to take the game into extra innings. In the rain Friday evening, GW battled rival Maryland and lost 6-5. Brett Kaplan supplied the offensive firepower for GW with a few hits and three RBIs.

Club baseball is looking to advance to the Mid-Atlantic Conference Championship against either Virginia or James Madison May 10 and 11 but needs wins over upcoming conference opponents Loyola and UMBC. The winner of the conference championship will receive a berth in the National Club Baseball Association World Series in Bradenton, Fla. over Memorial Day weekend.

Men’s Ultimate Frisbee
The Hungry Hungry Hippos took second place at the Ultimate Frisbee sectional tournament April 19 and 20 at Salisbury State University in Salisbury, Md.

With the second-place finish, the men advance to next weekend’s regional tournament in Princeton, N.J. The top two finishers from Regionals will advance to the National Tournament in Austin, Texas

Last weekend the Hippos held their co-ed tournament on the Ellipse, splitting both squads into four teams. Andrew Saltz led his team, Crew, to the championship title.

Women’s Ultimate Frisbee
The women’s ultimate team will join the men at Regionals next weekend, as they also finished in second place at the women’s sectional tournament.

The women beat Towson, Johns Hopkins, Salisbury State and Maryland en route to their second place finish.

The team is ranked fifth heading into next weekend’s Regionals, when they will compete with teams from D.C., Maryland, Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey and Delaware for a chance to head to Nationals.

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